Zack Greinke. Los Angeles Dodger. (It’s Done!)

Updating tonight’s earlier news… pending a physical, Zack Greinke is a Los Angeles Dodger.

Just think on that for a minute, won’t you? Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke. Two great tastes that taste great together.

Gina Miller reports that the deal is 6/$147m, which is wonderful. Eric Stephen adds that the $24.5 average annual value is the highest ever by a pitcher, which comes as no surprise. To be honest, I’m surprised he didn’t break $150m, so I’m not sure how any Dodger fan could be anything but thrilled.

We know A.J. Ellis is, anyway:

More to come when I’m not in the middle of a holiday party. Celebrate!

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Chadd
Chadd

Now we just need to eat David Wright's money, and it'll be another Baseball Mogul story.

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

According to Eric Stephen, with the signings of Greinke and Ryu, the 40 man roster stands at 40. Let the attritions BEGIN

efb
efb

Makin a killer in ads today?

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

Dodger Talk

Ryu gets $36M for 6 yrs. also has opt out after 5 via Jon Heyman.

The Monocle
The Monocle

raise your hand if Hawaiian pizza is your favorite <raises hand>

DBrim
DBrim moderator

6/42? Seems like a lot of years.

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

So of the 3 expendable SPs we have I think we're keeping Harang or Lilly. Cappy gonna be the most valuable of the 3. Lilly the most likely stayin put. My opinion.

MSTIer: Jake
MSTIer: Jake

mike can do RYU puns for every game he starts

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

LOL, you guys, at a time in which starting pitching is as expensive a commodity as it has ever been....we have it fucking all. 

 

 

Chadd
Chadd

Kyle Lohse, your dream ends here.

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

As we wait to find out Ryu's deal, we know the $25.73m posting fee is official. Puts 2013 outlay (w/ dead $) to $263.59m http://t.co/kNh9Vo94

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Disgruntled Goat ain't it grand?

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

 @Catfishin Yeah, what kind of half-rate website am I paying for with all those ad views?

Chadd
Chadd

 @LA Woman That sounds excellent to me, and especially considering who we could have signed for 6/36. That's basically Capuano/Harang money for a player with a higher ceiling.

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

 @DBrim I believe - but am not 100% certain - imports like this are not subject to same free agency rules. So if you sign him for 2 years, he's gone in 2 years. 

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DINGERS!

@capnsparrow its a celebration!!

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @ThtsaPaddlin Yep. And Borass wanted 2 or 3 years so he would come up for FA sooner. (There's also something about an opt-out, which I hope @Mike Petriello will explain.)

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Mike Petriello @DBrim bingo. Worst case, they option him to AA if he struggles or if EVERYONE is healthy and a trade needs to happen

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Mike Petriello Less AAV than League, I guess.

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

so getting demoted to AA or the bullpen is bad for Ryu. @capnsparrow @LA Woman @ThtsaPaddlin @Mike Petriello

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Mike Petriello Doesnt matter after this year, especially if trading him.

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@darknesssss @Disgruntled Goat you misspelled Dickey and Shields